quote:Used to really delve into Astronomy as a kid and spent hours upon hours staring through a set of simple binoculars at the moon as a kid. On and off have dreamed of getting a telescope strong enough to see more but never gone beyond that.
K - I had an old Jason telescope given to me by my grandfather when I was a youngster and also spent countless hours in the backyard looking at the craters on the moon. In researching a telescope for my son this weekend it was clear a high quality telescope can be had for a $200-300. Less than $50 for a 5yr old. When I looked at the ones for $500-1500 it was obvious to me I had no idea what the heck the reviewers were talking about. It went way over my head. We'll see if the flame is rekindled with my son's and maybe the old man will pull the trigger on one for himself.